Pleasing Quotes

By | July 27, 2010
  • A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water. ~ Zen Proverb
  • A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation. ~ Francis Bacon
  • A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way – how many pleasing things are done for you. ~ Claude M. Bristol
  • Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. ~ Marianne Moore
  • Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other. ~ Marcus V. Pollio
  • Don’t worry about growing older or pleasing others. Please yourself. ~ David Brown
  • For we who live to please must please to live. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition. ~ James Nasmyth
  • He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves. ~ Lord Chesterfield
  • He who endeavors to please must appear pleased. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. ~ Michelangelo
  • If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. ~ Katharine Hepburn
  • It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful. ~ Nicolas de Chamfort
  • It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. ~ Blaise Pascal
  • I’ve done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt. ~ Jessamyn West
  • Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it. ~ Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
  • No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly. ~ Ausonius
  • No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers. ~ Horace
  • Part of life is to live it, and enjoy it, and seize the moments that you find particularly pleasing. ~ Robert M. Parker, Jr.
  • Power is the ability not to have to please. ~ Elizabeth Janeway
  • Some people displease with merit, and others’ very faults and defects are pleasing. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • The art of pleasing consists in being pleased. ~ William Hazlitt
  • The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving. ~ French Proverb
  • The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape. ~ William Shakespeare
  • The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered but a general effect of pleasing impression. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • The one who pleased everybody died before they were born. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. ~ John Ruskin
  • To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light. ~ Walter Scott
  • To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude. ~ Joseph Addison
  • We all live in the hope of pleasing somebody; and the pleasure of pleasing ought to be greatest, and always will be greatest, when our endeavors are exerted in consequence of our duty. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • What is new is pleasing and what is old is satisfying. ~ Cuban Proverb
  • Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Wine makes a man better pleased with himself. I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others… This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. ~ Samuel Johnson
  • Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others. ~ Samuel Johnson